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Translucency is the feature that melts into the complex presentations and forms. It can be as subtle as smoke floating in the air or more vivid like sparkling minerals and ethereal like butterfly’s wings. Combining the most prominent factors of crystalline configuration the PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE for Spring/Summer 2014 season unveils the ethereality of fabrics. The airy textures are infused with the layered constructions and pleats. The palette of hues varies from blue sky shades to the vivid sparks of red. Enjoy this amazing collection of translucent inspirations.
Images are the courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE London Press Office.
Check also the gallery for the whole collection of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING/SUMMER 2014:
The sleek shine of silver metal mingled with the smooth black leather structure depicts the concept of accessories line by Persephoni. Simple yet refined line of Greek brand is accentuated with the razor-sharp edges composed of geometrical forms, triangle shapes and cubic patterns. The asceticism of steel is juxtaposed with the softness of fur, leather laxity as well as flexibility of snake-skin. The collection presents the renown geometrical 3D necklaces and solid block bracelets published in numerous magazines including such publications as Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Numero Tokyo, Numero Paris, Harper’s Bazaar among others. Persephoni enriched the accessories line with new elements like leather harnesses, cube, geometrical and rounded pouches, half-sphere backpacks, cone-shaped watch bracelets. The fashion statement with the Persephoni’s accessories is taken for granted.
The movie of ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign directed by Paris-based filmmaker Lisa Paclet is a newfangled interpretation of the collection’s theme. The video encapsulates the concept of the colors of the earth as seen from the sky as a leading subject implementing the art of dance. The emphasizing focus on the move reflects on the positive energy and vigorous attitude of fashion outlining the wide palette of colors, shapes and pleats. The collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 presents the idea of the kaleidoscopic patterns that form the landscape view seen from the sky. Along with the fields of pleats, saturated shades of meadows and golden wheat we can experience the fashion in motion. Enjoy the video!
The 2013 Resort collection by Giles Deacon despite the fact that is maintained in distinctive simplicity of forms, depicts artistic inclinations of the designer. The captivating graphics represent the amalgam of beautiful classic marbles from Castle Howard and cartoon compositions of Giles. The contemporary minimalism is intensified thanks to the clash of the pop cultural injection with the classic elements of statuary.
The awe-inspiring collaboration of talented fashion designer with innovative footwear brand just cannot go wrong especially when we think about the fusion of fashion and art in a wearable manner. Following the example of fruitful collaboration such as Iris van Herpen with United Nude served for the 5th time, there is a great scope for amazement in fashion going much further than just chic attributes and stylish manner of dress code.
When Iris van Herpen joins the forces with United Nude, we are introduced into the symbiosis of art, technology and design that clearly follow fashion aesthetics as well. The fifth collaboration of this talented designer with ultra modern shoe brand resulted in a FANG model. The design features the composition of 10 sharp teeth on the platform of each shoe. Maintained in a wedge convention, the model is crafted from fiberglass and carbon fiber constructed in a slow molding process.
The design of the shoes pursues peculiar yet captivating concept of the collection highly influenced by the scientific photography by Steve Gschmeissner. Transferring the vision of microscopic species into the garment code, Iris created breathtaking collection of sculptural pieces that perfectly accompany with the FANG shoe model. It was also a perfect occasion to display unique signature of Iris van Herpen. The collection for Spring/Summer 2012 season was presented in Paris where the designer was invited as an official guest of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture for the second time.
Regal interiors of Ritz Paris Hotel are surrounded by the heritage aura with thousands of whispers of the past. With all the sophisticated inclinations and inspiring stories of this place we are invited into the fascinating fashion story balancing between royal fairy tale and distinguished reality. Phenomenal model – legend, Kate Moss captured by Tim Walker embodies the princesses of different eras. In a variety of idyllic imagery, Kate personifies Cinderella in stellar costumes ready for a ball of her life, Jazz Age vixen seducing with self-esteemed attitude or modern Snowhite rested on the queenly bed. All the images are stamped by the realistic wonderland vibe being a specialty of Tim Walker.
Complex harmony of the technological wit, Japanese craftsmanship and innovative approach indicate the main attributes of the impressive performance under the signature of Issey Miyake for Autumn/Winter 2012 season. Entitled with the meaningful theme of “Mineral Miracle”, the collection showcased the pleating revolution of the house with a new textile presentation called “Steam Stretch”. The concept of the collection depicted a gradual process influenced by the intrinsic power and the beauty of the minerals. Pleating diversity merged with the technology was cleverly accompanied with live performance music by Open Reel Ensemble. The music impressions are composed in unique and original method visualizing the “Mineral Miracle” vibe featuring sounds from sewing and weaving machines in addition to live stream sampling.
The inventive nature of the “Steam Stretch” is a mixture of creative approach and advanced techniques composed in pre-designed and programmed procedure. The fabrics composed from silk and stretch yarn have highly transformative characteristics thanks to the application of the steam finish. As presented on the prelude of the fashion show the squares of fabrics, apparently insignificant are artfully modified into sinuous costumes. The twin concept of “Mineral Stretch” differs only with the composition of wool and stretch yarn. With the same steam method the woven fabrics shrunk to create an undulating framework unveiling a hybrid effect of pleat and knit type.
Stepping in to the phase of the “Diamond Cut”, A-POC method takes the reigns over the fabrics formulating a graphic wave resembling the crystallization of quartz. The airy impression coats are equipped with pockets in a graphic cut forming a catchy collage.
The use of the special machine enhances interesting “Ore” stage showcasing fine jersey outfits altered with three different modes of thickness. The details are embroidered with ornament motifs with vastly textured parts of a fine jersey. The same technique is used on the woven jacquard suits celebrating the Crystal phase with multi textured shell of thread compositions in varying thick layers.
“Stratum” stage is expressed by the layering wave technique mixed with the rapidity of hidden colors on the 3D effect of woolen waffle coats. Oversized construction is accentuated with the organic feel of newly polished stone thanks to the ceramic bottoms. Finalizing the miracle of the nature the part of the “Gemstones” is introduced with the alluring structure of rich woolen coats. Inspired by the hidden contrasts and textures of the minerals, the styling acquires interesting statement by the feature of captivating coverings recalling the vision of colorful impressions on the water. The elements extract from the waist pockets or collars.
Kept in the constant suspense either from the collection development or the music impressions, I regretted even more that I couldn’t be on this fashion show despite the invitation.
Special thanks to Issey Miyake Press Office for help and assistance.
“From the Lanvin ateliers on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré to the factories of the Italian Eyewear workshops, Lanvin presents a visual movement of artisan savoir-faire and hand crafted high technology. Portraying a universe of detailed sewing and industrial design, Lanvin gives a glimpes into the creation process under the artistic direction of Alber Elbaz.”
The sunglasses will be available at Lanvin e-store and all Lanvin boutiques this Spring 2012.
A beautiful film on both eyewear and ready-to-wear production and savoir-faire:
Lanvin, one of the first Fashion House in Paris after a successful debut of its 2012 Sunglasses Collection, decided to transfer the rich heritage of the house with ultra modern twist on the first eyewear optical collection. The line originated from the fruitful collaboration with De Rigo Group and creative Alber Elbaz on the helm. The French fashion Maison intends to reflect sophisticated signature with the retro and contemporary characteristics on the classy eyewear. With the special dedication to eye convenience, Lanvin reveals a special attention to the research of the materials and styles.
The accessories are accomplished from diversity of details including silver, golden and gun metals along with a special antique finishing. Thanks to jewel detailing merged with screws, nails and small studs the eyewear has unique and inimitable touch with the exclusive features. The palette of colors balances between natural beige and brown hues, ocean blue tones, classic black and Havana embellished with catchy color combinations.
The two main themes – Retro Chic and Industrial Touch – convey the refined nature of the collection marrying practical professionalism with elegant attributes. The Retro Chic has inspiration roots taken from Lanvin’s Art Deco jewellery and accessories, featured on prêt-à-porter collection. The urbane twist of 1930s is embodied with alluring feel of retro along with ritzy shapes – oval and cat eye outlines. Industrial Touch on the contrary is a modern approach into the stylish geometry applied with eye-catching details and color combinations.
Iris van Herpen is young and very talented fashion designer that infuses her scope of creativity blurring the vision between fashion, art and technology. She successfully joins machinery with the tribute to the traditional craftsmanship and precious handwork. Her collections are the presentations of the light vision of avant-garde that successfully conquers ParisianHaute Couture. As the graduate of the ArtEZ Insitute of the Arts in Arnhem in Netherlands in 2006 followed by thriving intern in Alexander McQueen, she decided to launch eponymous label in 2007. After that her indisputable talent and individuality on the fashion stage has been recognized at international level and awarded by professionals including Dutch Fashion Awards, RADO Young Designer Awards. She became also a member of the esteemed Chambre Syndical de la Haute Couture.